Commercial Rating: Fly for Hire
Dream of flying for an airline or a VIP? The commercial rating is the first step in becoming a professional pilot. Commercial ratings can be accomplished in either single-engine or multi-engine aircraft, or both!
A great addition to your commercial rating is a flight instructor certificate. Becoming a certified flight instructor (CFI) is key in moving up the commercial flying ladder to become an airline captain, for example.
A pilot can become a CFI in single-engine aircraft with a single-engine commercial rating. To become a multi-engine flight instructor (MEI) a pilot needs a commercial rating in multi-engine aircraft.
To be eligible for a commercial pilot rating, a pilot must have a minimum of 250 hours of total flying time in addition to other hour requirements. A pilot’s first commercial rating can be accomplished in either a single or multi-engine aircraft. Once either has been earned the other can be acquired with a simple checkride and no additional written test.
Professional/Career Pilot Training Package
If your dream is to become a career pilot, Blue Ridge Aviation now offers a training program to make your dream a reality. Here are the specifics:
- $45,000 covers the entire program; Private Pilot License through Multi-Engine Commercial and CFI (Flight Instructor)
- All training materials and books are included
- Pilot headset included
- Average completion time is six months
*Enrollment requires flight school evaluation of student.